Blog Posts Categorized: Children + Family



August 24th, 2017
How to Take Care of Your Pup’s Teeth

By Leah Kinney, RDH, MS Did you know that 85% of dogs over the age of 4 have periodontal disease? Oral health is an important part of your dog’s overall health, and untreated dental disease can cause discomfort and pain, as well as permanent damage and loss of teeth and gum tissue. The good news… Read more »

August 23rd, 2017
Preparing your teeth for the Minnesota State Fair

The end of August means two things for Minnesotans: The close of summer, and the beginning of the Great Minnesota Get-Together. By and large, native Minnesotans usually fall into one of two categories: Those who hate the Fair, and those who love it. If you’re one of the latter, get your teeth ready for the Minnesota… Read more »

August 16th, 2017
Oral Health Reads for Your Bookworm

Back-to-school season is the perfect time to help kids brush up on good oral health habits with a new book or two. Books on oral health can be a good way to get children excited about being independent and learning how to take care of their teeth on their own (with a little assistance!). Kick off… Read more »

August 14th, 2017
Common Dental Procedures for Kids

Often, parents worry about their kids’ health more than their own. Understanding how your dental benefits cover preventive procedures can help start your children on a path to a lifetime of healthy smiles. When it comes to keeping kids’ mouths healthy, routine oral health habits – such as brushing twice a day, flossing once a… Read more »

July 31st, 2017
Which Tooth is That?

By Leah Kinney, RDH, MS Did you know that each of your teeth have individual names? Your baby (primary) teeth are identified by their own letters, and permanent teeth are identified by numbers.     In addition to being named, each “type” of tooth also has a very specific job! Incisors are used for biting… Read more »

July 18th, 2017
UV Safety Month: Don’t Overlook Oral Health

  It’s UV Safety Month – a great time to remember that it’s essential to protect skin from the sun’s rays. When you’re outside this summer, remember to apply sunscreen to an often-overlooked part of the body: your lips. In fact, 63 percent of sunscreen users don’t protect their pucker. Sun exposure to lips can… Read more »